Meriva Curcumin Phytosome 500mg Benefits
Our Curcumin Phytosome has been shown in studies to decrease inflammation levels by up to 1600% (as measured by reduction in c-reactive protein levels) .
Chronic low level inflammation increases the risk of diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant in its own right, but its major effect on the body is to stimulate our antioxidant enzyme production.
This helps neutralize and significantly reduce oxidative stress and free radical damage in the body.
Brain Function Benefits*
The growth hormone of the brain is known as Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF).
Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and increase levels of BDNF directly. It has even been shown to be as effective for treating depression as Prozac.
The Best Curcumin
18 clinical trials for 10 different health conditions support its effectiveness and complete safety.
29x Better Absorption
We use the patented Meriva Curcumin Phytosome delivery system to increase absorption by 2900%!
This supplement is manufactured at an NSF GMP-certified facility in the United States.
Money Back Guarantee
If you don’t love our Meriva Curcumin Phytosome 500mg, simply return it for a full refund.
Why Should I Take Meriva Curcumin Phytosome?
Regular curcumin supplements have a major problem — they’re absorbed very poorly by the body. But this is not a problem with our Curcumin Phytosome supplement.
We use a patented delivery system that increases curcumin absorption rates by up to 2900% !
Improved curcumin bioavailability means you can now enjoy all of its amazing health benefits, including reduced exercise-related pain, stiffness, and improved physical function.*
Here’s what 100 osteoarthritis patients experienced after taking 1,000mg of Meriva daily for 8 months :
+ 63% reduction in painkiller use
+ 59% reduction in pain and stiffness
+ 67% reduction in digestive problems
+ 346% improvement in their maximum walking distance
Meriva’s patented Curcumin Phytosome is a total game changer. It’s a natural, food-grade, nano-delivery system developed by Indena.
It’s key to making our curcumin up to 29x better absorbed than ordinary curcumin.
Curcuma longa Extract
Curcumin is extracted from Curcuma longa, a.k.a. turmeric, a popular, all-around herbal solution used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries.
Turmeric is also a culinary spice added to many Asian dishes.
Phosphatidylcholine Complex from Sunflower
Our phytosome Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is extracted from sunflower to ensure it’s soy-free (other Meriva supplements contain soy).
PC is a natural part of our cell membranes, which greatly helps with bioavailability.
At Intelligent Labs, we use high quality ingredients to make the best curcumin supplement on the market. We don’t use fillers, artificial flavors, additives or preservatives on any of our health products. Meriva Curcumin Phytosome is manufactured at an NSF GMP-certified facility in the United States.
NO ANIMAL DERIVATIVES
NO MAGNESIUM STEARATE
NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS
NO ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES
Serving size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 60
Ingredients per serving: 1,000mg Meriva® Curcumin Phytosome (Curcuma longa extract / Phosphatidylcholine complex from Sunflower)
Other ingredients: Cellulose, Cellulose Capsule
CAUTION: Consult your physician if you are taking medications, or have any medical condition.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal is damaged or missing. Please do not eat the enclosed packet. Store in a cool and dry place. Avoid excessive heat. Tighten cap when not in use.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does the label only say 300mg of Curcumin? Isn’t it supposed to be 500mg per capsule?
This is a labeling standardization requirement for Canada. Canadian regulations require manufacturers to list the amount of active ingredients, not the total amount of raw ingredients.
For our Curcumin Phytosome 500, each capsule contains 500mg of Meriva®. Meriva® is a blend of curcuminoids and other compounds naturally present in turmeric.
Out of the 500mg, 60% or 300mg is considered “active” or “available” for the body to absorb. This is the amount shown on the label. The remaining 200mg isn’t “inactive” per se. Rather, they are the other parts of the plant that aren’t specifically curcumin.
Should I take Meriva Curcumin Phytosome with or without food?
Ideally, you should take it with food. The curcumin in Meriva is combined with lecithin which is primarily made up of a molecule called Phosphatidylcholine (a phospholipid). Phospholipids are best absorbed when taken with food. Food stimulates the release of pancreatic enzymes and bile which more completely emulsifies the Phosphatidylcholine, allowing for much better absorption.
How long does it take to work?
You should start to feel the benefits of Meriva within 4-6 weeks (and possibly much quicker). However, long term studies of Meriva have shown that people can continue to see improvements in symptoms for 6 months or longer.
How much Meriva should I take?
We recommend taking 1 – 2 grams of Meriva a day (2 – 4, 500mg capsules). We suggest starting with 2 capsules a day, and then potentially moving up to 4 depending on whether you see the improvements you are looking for or not. This is based on the specific dosages used successfully in scientific studies.
For example, one major study found large reductions of inflammation levels in the body (up to 16x), and significant improvements in the symptoms of Osteoarthritis with a 1g (2 capsules a day) dose of Meriva.
In another study, participants suffering from peripheral nerve pain found reductions in their pain levels at a dose of 2g (4 capsules a day). A further study in trained athletes found reduced post exercise pain and improved recovery times also at a dose of 2g a day.
Is it safe to take long term and is it OK for a low oxalate diet?
Meriva has been shown to be safe for long term use in scientific studies. Also, unlike ordinary turmeric, Meriva is very low in oxalates, and completely fine for a low oxalate diet. Each capsule only contains 0.0025mg of oxalate, with a low oxalate diet ideally being less than 50mg of oxalate a day.
What is the curcuminoids percentage for this product?
Meriva is standardized to 20% curcuminoids, so each capsule has 100mg of curcuminoids.
Do I need to consult with my doctor before taking this supplement?
Yes, please do speak with your doctor before taking any kind of supplement.
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 Cuomo, John et al. “Comparative absorption of a standardized curcuminoid mixture and its lecithin formulation.” Journal of natural products vol. 74,4 (2011): 664-9. doi:10.1021/np1007262
 Belcaro, G et al. “Product-evaluation registry of Meriva®, a curcumin-phosphatidylcholine complex, for the complementary management of osteoarthritis.” Panminerva medica vol. 52,2 Suppl 1 (2010): 55-62.
 Belcaro, Gianni et al. “Efficacy and safety of Meriva®, a curcumin-phosphatidylcholine complex, during extended administration in osteoarthritis patients.” Alternative medicine review: a journal of clinical therapeutic vol. 15,4 (2010): 337-44.
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